…and his name is Joe Girardi.
I’m hearing reports that Joe Girardi has been officially offered the Yankees’ managerial job.
This is not unexpected, and is happy, yet sad news at the same time. It looks like Don Mattingly will NOT return to the Bronx next year.
We all wish Donnie Baseball the best. He is a totally class act, and a TRUE Yankee through and through. He will be missed.
AND THEN THERE IS A-ROD…
Alex Rodriguez has decided to opt out of his contract and file for Free-Agency. So much for "wanting to stay a Yankee", and all of that garbage.
The people in Seattle know EXACTLY how we feel about this greedy, numbers-padding, "great-in-the-regular-season-but-invisible-
in-the-play-offs", spoiled brat of an emo kid. I hope he gets exactly what he gives. Maybe we’ll all get lucky and he’ll sign with the Red Sox as THEIR albatross.
I can’t help but like the stand that the Steinbrenners took with A-Rot. There IS a mystique and an aura that surrounds the wearing of the Yankee Pinstripes. It is truly an HONOR to wear the Yankee uniform. The trouble with A-Rod is that he could never understand in his mercenary mind that you wear the inter-locking NY with your heart, and not your body. The men that learn this important distinction are the TRUE Yankees; we’ve seen way too many A-Rods and Sheffields over the past few years, I’m afraid.
At any rate, GOOD RIDDANCE to you whining, sniveling, "it’s-all-about-me" choker. Let me hold the door for you.
Scott Brosius, where have you gone?